With the holidays coming up right around the corner, Drs. Kush and Krutav Patel, local Fullerton CA dentists, wanted to remind all of their patients of some essential information on how to properly care for their smiles. Even during the busier months, it’s important to prioritize your oral health and hygiene. Here are some of Craft Smiles Dental’s best tips on caring for your smile this holiday season:
Remember To Brush & Floss
With so many gifts to wrap and dinners to plan, we completely understand how some patients might struggle with remembering to take care of themselves amongst all of the holiday activities. However, as your dentist, we have to remind you to take time for yourself. Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day. Your oral hygiene routine is your smile’s best chance of fighting off cavities and gum disease. When you go too long without brushing your teeth, any food residue will remain on your teeth, harden into sticky plaque, and become even more difficult to remove from your dental structures. Additionally, beware of holiday favorites that may stain your smile. Some holiday snacks and beverages to avoid include:
- Red wine
- Hot cocoa
- Cranberry sauce
- Fruit flavored pie
These treats may be delicious, but they are also notorious for leaving behind stains on your teeth. This may leave your smile dull and yellowed following the holiday season.
Consider Cosmetic Dentistry
If you aren’t excited about avoiding those holiday treats this year, don’t worry. Our team can help you restore your smile following tooth discoloration. At Fullerton Craft Smiles, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions including teeth whitening services. One of the quickest ways to enjoy an instant smile makeover is with professional teeth whitening. Fullerton Craft Smiles offers both in-office and take-home options for removing tooth stains and discoloration. We can also help you address other cosmetic concerns that you may have with your smile, including missing, broken, chipped teeth. Contact our office for more information on scheduling a cosmetic consultation.
The holidays might look different this year, but your smile doesn’t have to. Teeth whitening is an excellent option both before and after the holidays. If you want to look your best for an upcoming family dinner or maybe even a group Zoom call, consider scheduling a teeth whitening appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon.